“The Monuments Men”
Release Date: February 7, 2014
With a seemingly star studded cast and a script that has major potential to be off the charts memorable, this film essentially staggers all the way from the beginning to the end of the film. With a group of “art lovers” teaming up to go into the war in order to save some of the most famous pieces of art from the Nazis getting their hands on them, “The Monuments Men” will do whatever it takes in order to save generations of history from being destroyed and generations of people being wrote out of history all together. I am going to assume that those of you that really enjoy art, then you may enjoy this film a little bit more than I did, but some of the aspects of the film that decreased the overall enjoyment of the film was that instead of keeping the entire group of “Monuments Men” together, they immediately split them up into pairs in order to cover more ground. Which in reality, makes a ton of sense to split up, but for this movie, I think that took away some of the excitement I had for this film after watching the preview. Cate Blanchett was the M.V.P. in my eyes for the film, but overall, there was not a ton of backstory given for any of the characters and so it was difficult in trying to connect with any of them.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars.
George Clooney…………Frank Stokes
Matt Damon…………….James Granger
Bill Murray……………..Richard Campbell
Cate Blanchett………….Claire Simone
John Goodman…………Walter Garfield
Jean Dujardin…………..Jean Claude Clermont